Facebook India appoints Sunil Abraham as Public Policy Director for Data and Emerging Tech

Facebook India on Monday announced the appointment of Sunil Abraham as the Public Policy Director for Data and Emerging Tech to lead and shape the company’s stance on tech policy issues in India.

He will report to Facebook India Public Policy Director Ankhi Das, and will be responsible for building partnerships and engagements with key stakeholders in the public policy area of data privacy, consumer protection, and AI-led innovation for new products and services, a statement said.

As part of the public policy leadership team, Abraham will contribute to important policy development initiatives and proceedings in India and the South Asia region on data protection, privacy, new, and emerging tech, and represent Facebook’s position in these multi-stakeholder processes, it added.

Abraham had co-founded Mahiti Infotech — an open technology service provider for the non-profit sector in 1998 —while in 2008, he co-founded the Centre for Internet and Society — a

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Vivo V20 Smartphone Launching Today in India at 12 Noon, Watch LIVE Streaming of Vivo’s Launch Event Here

Vivo India will officially launch the V20 smartphone today in India. The company has been teasing the smartphone on Flipkart revealing its key specifications & launch date. The phone was initially unveiled in Thailand last month alongside the Vivo V20 Pro. The Vivo V20 SE was launched in Malaysia under Vivo V20 series last month. As of now, there is no information on the India launch of V20 Pro & V20 SE models. Vivo V20 launch event will commence at 12 noon via Vivo India’s official YouTube & other social media handles. Interested users can also watch the live online telecast of the event by clicking on the below-embedded video. Vivo V20 With 44MP Selfie Camera Launching Tomorrow in India.

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In terms of specifications, the smartphone is expected to feature a 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED waterdrop notch display

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Facebook India appoints Sunil Abraham as public policy director for data, emerging tech

NEW DELHI :
Facebook India on Monday announced appointment of Sunil Abraham as the Public Policy Director for Data and Emerging Tech to lead and shape the company’s stance on tech policy issues in India.

He will report to Facebook India Public Policy Director Ankhi Das, and will be responsible for building partnerships and engagements with key stakeholders in the public policy area of data privacy, consumer protection, and AI-led innovation for new products and services, a statement said.

As part of the public policy leadership team, Abraham will contribute to important policy development initiatives and proceedings in India and the South Asia region on data protection, privacy, new and emerging tech and represent Facebook’s position in these multi-stakeholder processes, it added.

Abraham had co-founded Mahiti Infotech, an open technology service provider for non-profit sector, in 1998, while in 2008, he co-founded the Centre for Internet and Society, a policy

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Facebook appoints public policy director for data, emerging tech in India

Ever since the Cambridge Analytic scandal broke out in the media in 2018, Facebook has been under constant scrutiny over the user privacy policy. And this also helped shed light on how the user profiles are being created virtually and push targeted ads to the people; thus, generating revenue for the social media platforms.

Over time, several governments across the world including India have drafted to protect user privacy and enforce them on digital media controlled by tech giants such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and others.

Now, Facebook has appointed Sunil Abraham as the company’s regional Public Policy, Director for Data and Emerging Tech in India. Abraham will be coordinating with the Indian government in terms of data privacy, consumer protection, and AI (Artificial Intelligence) led innovation for new products and services. 

“Sunil’s experience in the field of technology policy and his vast research on data reforms are an ideal

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Five Eyes governments, India, and Japan make new call for encryption backdoors

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Today’s security threats have expanded in scope and seriousness. There can now be millions — or even billions — of dollars at risk when information security isn’t handled properly.

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Members of the intelligence-sharing alliance Five Eyes, along with government representatives for Japan and India, have published a statement over the weekend calling on tech companies to come up with a solution for law enforcement to access end-to-end encrypted communications.

The statement is the alliance’s latest effort to get tech companies to agree to encryption backdoors.

The Five Eyes alliance, comprised of the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, have made similar calls to tech giants in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

Just like before, government officials claim tech companies have put themselves in a corner by incorporating end-to-end encryption (E2EE)

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Mohali centre develops technology for eco-friendly, economic farming method : The Tribune India

Vijay Mohan

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 11

The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Mohali, has developed the technology for aquaponic cultivation of plants, which is not only environment-friendly but also has high socio-economic benefits for the farming community.

Aquaponics is an emerging technique in which both fish as well as plants complement each other to sustain and grow. The fish waste provides organic food for plants and the plants naturally filter the water which is used to replenish the fish tank. There is no requirement for the use of soil and fertilisers.

“The process is completely organic, increases the productivity of the given land, saves water and also augments the farmers’ income,” Dr PK Khosla, director C-DAC, said, adding: “The technology has been developed and suitable protocols have been evolved for scientists and farmers,” he added.

A pilot project to develop the technology was awarded to C-DAC

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Call for Award Applicants: Johnson & Johnson Seeks Female Researchers Working in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design | India Education,Education News India,Education News

Mumbai: Johnson & Johnson today announced that it is accepting applications for its 2021 Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award, aimed at supporting assistant or associate academic professors in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design. For three years, each recipient will receive mentorship from leaders at Johnson & Johnson and a total $150,000 ($50,000 each year). The deadline for applications is Oct. 15, 2020 at 9 a.m. HST, and guidelines and additional details are available here: https://www.jnj.com/wistem2d-university-scholars.

Launched in June 2017, the Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award aspires to fuel development of female STEM2D leaders, and inspire career paths in STEM2D, by supporting the research of the awarded women in their respective STEM2D fields.

Dr. Naama Geva-Zatorsky, one of the 2019 winners of the Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award, along with her team of researchers at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, have

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Science behind medicine and chemistry Nobels, and hepatitis C & its treatment in India



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New Delhi: Harvey Alter and Charles Rice from the US, and Michael Houghton from the UK won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering the hepatitis C virus.

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was shared, for the first time, by two women — French microbiologist, geneticist, and biochemist Emmanuelle Charpentier and American biochemist Jennifer A. Doudna, for inventing a genetic ‘scissors’ that allows scientists to ‘cut and paste’ inside a genome sequence.

In episode 588 of ‘Cut the Clutter’, ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta decodes the science behind the two wins.

Hepatitis C virus discovery

Harvey Alter, the chief infectious diseases investigator at National Institute of Health in the US, did a lot of his early work at a big blood banking system in Bethesda, Maryland on the outskirts of Washington, DC in the 1970s.

Michael Houghton is head of Li Ka Shing Virology Institute

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Abby Abraham Joins George Clinical to lead Global Data Science and head India Business

Abby Abraham Joins George Clinical to lead Global Data Science and head India Business

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct. 8, 2020

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Abby Abraham, a veteran clinical researcher and data science lead, has joined George Clinical, a global scientifically-backed clinical research organization, to head up the organization’s Global Data Science team and operations in India.

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George Clinical Science. Service. Solutions. (PRNewsfoto/George Clinical)

Abraham, a progressive clinical research professional passionate about altering the existing clinical research execution paradigm by bringing together competent and engaged people, brings George Clinical a deep knowledge of novel technologies and smart data processes.  He has more than 20 years of experience in the clinical technology industry working with global CROs including progression through multiple roles within clinical operations and general management.

“I am very pleased and delighted to welcome Abby to George Clinical to head up

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India offers Samsung and iPhone suppliers new incentives to boost local production

India is giving more than a dozen companies new incentives to invest in the country’s smartphone industry, bolstering an ambitious campaign from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rebrand the country as the world’s next manufacturing hub.



a person holding a camera: An employee tests the camera quality of mobile phones on an assembly line in the mobile phone plant of Rising Stars Mobile India Pvt., a unit of Foxconn Technology Co., in Sri City, Andhra pradesh, India, on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., opened its first India factory four years ago, it now operates two assembly plants with plans to expand those and open two more. The company was integral to Chinas transformation into a manufacturing colossus, and founder Terry Gou has told India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Foxconn could help India do the same. Photographer: Karen Dias/Bloomberg via Getty Images


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An employee tests the camera quality of mobile phones on an assembly line in the mobile phone plant of Rising Stars Mobile India Pvt., a unit of Foxconn Technology Co., in Sri City, Andhra pradesh, India, on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., opened its first India factory four years ago, it now operates two assembly plants with plans to expand those and open two more. The company was integral to Chinas transformation into a manufacturing colossus, and founder Terry Gou has told India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Foxconn could help India do the same. Photographer: Karen Dias/Bloomberg via Getty

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